Author Archives: James

About James

I was born in the UK and have congenital idiopathic nystagmus (had nystagmus since birth and the cause is unknown). I went to university, where I studied Mathematics and have since been working in the City of London, doing a job I absolutely love.

Nystagmus Open Day in Manchester

The Nystagmus Network (NN) are holding their annual open day in just a couple of weeks! Date:            Saturday 20th October 2012 Time:           10:00 – 16:00 Location:   Manchester This ia an annual event and is usually attended by about 150 people, … Continue reading

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Walking 15 miles for nystagmus research

Ok, so I’ve finally taken the plunge! On Friday 21st October, I’m walking 15 miles, in the dark (not my idea!) to raise money for nystagmus research. You all know the score, so I won’t harp on about why. The … Continue reading

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Gymming it up

I’m one of those people that is and has been a member of a gym for several years. Despite this, I’m not the fittest of people and still don’t go on a regular basis; I seem to go through phases. … Continue reading

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How blind fans sensed Swansea’s success

Do visually impaired people (including those with nystagmus) support football teams? Yes, of course they do; they are no different to anyone else… or are they? Imagine yourself at a football match, you’re sat in the stadium, intently watching the … Continue reading

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Top Gear – why I wasn’t a fan

If you’re not one of the 350 million weekly viewers of Top Gear, then it’s pretty likely that you’ve at least heard of it. For those that don’t know, Top Gear is a BBC TV series about high performance cars … Continue reading

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Nystagmus Open Day 2012 – Date Announced

Every year, the Nystagmus Network hosts an open day for anyone wanting to find out more about nystagmus. The details this year, are as follows: Date:            Saturday 20th October 2012 Location:   Manchester It’s a great opportunity for people to meet … Continue reading

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West Brom’s Reid, does it again

West Brom’s Steven Reid raises money for nystagmus again! Great to have some high profile interest in nystagmus! NN press release – 28th February 2012: Not only did his team win on Saturday but West Brom fan Mark Hayward topped … Continue reading

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Success – let’s hear about yours

Some people think that nystagmus can ruin someone’s life – I dispute that! I acknowledge that having nystagmus makes life a little more trying than it might be otherwise; full of small hurdles, but none too big to be overcome. … Continue reading

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My Monocular

Ok, I admit it – I’m a man with a passion for gadgets and more specifically, electronics. Interestingly enough, there is one simple gadget that sometimes, I wouldn’t want to be without – my monocular. For those that don’t know, … Continue reading

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Researcher climbs for nystagmus

It’s not often that you find a researcher so passionate about their field that they volunteer to climb thousands of feet to raise money for the associated charity. Clearly, Viral Sheth is one of those rarities. Kilimanjaro is the highest … Continue reading

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